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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Setsukosan Shofukuji Temple in Urayasu and Shinabi Jisoson

Setsukosan Shofukuji in Urayasuthe main hall of Shofukuji Shinabi Jizo in Shofukujithe statue of Nichiren in Shofukuji
Setsukosan Shofukuji Temple is only one temple belonging to Nichiren sect in Urayasu City. It stands on the south of Sakaigawa River flowing with the history of the city. The temple dedicates a famous stone statue having miracle power to cure skin disease called 'Shinabi Jizo' and 'Joko Bosatsu' on the end of a beautifully arranged long stone pavement approach road. Shofukuji Temple is a blanch temple of Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple built in late Azuchi Momoyama Period in 1593. Why don't you visit Setsukosan Shofukuji Temple?

Shinabi Jizoson

Shinabi Jizoson

Once upon a time, there was a family called Shinabi in Horie village. Oneday, a master of the family found a Jisoson without its head in a burnt field when he went to Edo for his business. He promised to it to fix its head. Soon after he took it to his house and prayed for cure his skin disease, his skin recovered. Then he fixed it and dedicated it carefully.
Later, the Shinabi was adapted into Ikeda Family, and the Jizo was moved to the Ikeda's resident. In 1963, Nichiin, the 19th chief priest of Shofukuji Temple, built a shrine to dedicate the Jizo in the site as the resident was rebuilt.
Even now, many people who find the miracle power of Shinabi Jizo visit the temple and pray.

Febraury 2008
Urayasushi Board of Education

説江山正福寺しなび地蔵尊前案内板より

Jogyodo

Jogyodo

Jogyodo is a hall or a shrine where Jogyo Bosatsu is dedicated in.
This statue of Jogyo Bosatsu was dedicated by the venerable Kenmyoin Nisshin, the 17th chief priest, in March 1895.
Jogyo Bosatsu is one of the four Bosatsu such as Jogyo, Muhengyo, Jogyo and Anritsugyo Bosatu, who could save people and all living things in the end of the world where Buddhism would be declined and the world be corrupted. Jogyo means that one do everything clean.
This sculpture has been believed as an Arai Botoke, it means that one clean a part of the Bosatu's body to cure one's disease if one has it on the same part of one's body. It is popular among people and is called Jogyosama.
This Jogyodo shrine was rebuilt when the approach road to the main hall was fixed from 1992 to 1994.

January 2004
Urayasushi Board of Education

説江山正福寺浄行堂前案内板より


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The Location and Access to Setsukosan Shofukuji Temple

Setsukosan Shofukuji Temple

  • Setsukosan Shofukuji Temple has a great accessibility from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take JR Sobu-express line, transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Myoden Sta. And also take Keisei-line, transfer the line at Funabashi to Sobu-Local line, and transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Urayasu Sta. It takes minimally 60 minutes from Narita Airport.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, transfer the line at Nihonbashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishifunabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Urayasu Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Urayasu Sta.
  • From Akihabara Sta, take Sobu line bound to Chiba, Tsudanuma or Nishi Funabashi, transfer the line at Nishifunabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro, get off Urayasu Sta.
  • Take 10 minute walk from Urayasu Sta.
  • 2-6-35 Horie, Urayasu-shi, Chiba-ken

The statues of the Founder Nichiren in Nakayama Shimousa

the statue of Nichiren in Hokekyoji

Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

It is one of the oldest temples amoung Nichirenshu.
the statue of Nichiren in Myokoji

Koeisan Myokoji Temple

It is a famous temple having a gate with thick thatched roof.

the statue of Nichiren in Shofukuji

Setsukosan Shofukuji Temple

It dedicates Shinabi Jizo that has miracle power to cure skin.
the statue of Nichiren in Myoshoji

Honkakusan Myoshoji Temple

The garden in this old temple has many seasonal flowers.

the statue of Nichiren in Kannoji

Kokyusan Kannouji Temple

It has some cultural assets and was built in Kamakura period.
the statue of Nichiren in Honjoji

Myokosan Honjoji Temple

It has some historical records of Shisibone Edogawaku.

the statue of Nichiren in Jofukuji

Daikokusan Jofukuji Temple

It has the picture of Daikokuten drawn by the Founder Nichiren.
Chokeisan Zenkeiji Temple in Koiwa

Chokeisan Zenkeiji Temple

A big powerful statue of the founder Nichiren standing in it.

the statue of Nichiren in Ankokuji

Chokokusan Ankokuji Temple

It was built by Norinobu Soya, Nichiren's first three supporter.
the statue of Nichiren in Hoshoji

Kaigensan Honshoji Temple

This old temple was built by one of Nichiren's disciples.

the statue of Nichiren in Hokkoji

Koinsan Honkoji Temple

It has over the 650 years history in Ono Ichikawa Chiba.
the statue of Nichiren in Myoshoji

Ryukyosan Myoshoji Temple

It is a very famous temple called Sakura no Reijo.